HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by jimbob555 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:20 pm

Stitch Lips wrote:*absolutely THUNDERS onto page 100*

You thought I'd miss this party?

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by Stitch Lips » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:16 pm

go back to watching the Netflix version of Eva, buddy boy

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by Qikz » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:48 pm

I don't know if it's because I've got social anxiety and I had to spend today at a family BBQ but I feel exausted. :/

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by VlaSoul » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:44 am

LightWanderer wrote:
VlaSoul wrote:I wouldn't think too much about her leaving you on read
I sometimes do that to people for days; I'll reply eventually but I can't always think about what to say in the moment

This. Unless you're my mother or my dog don't expect me to answer the moment I've read your message. Ain't nobody got time for that!

legit like, it's genuinely so much effort lol

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by Fade » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:48 pm

Is it though?

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:55 pm

I view messages to get rid of the notification without actually reading them

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by VlaSoul » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:39 pm

Fade wrote:Is it though?

yeah
you gotta think about what to say and having the social media disconnect means you can eschew that for a while, which is why people are often left on read

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by LightWanderer » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:55 am

Feeling good. Finally got a new laptop. Started my various games design projects again from scratch so these pics are only from yesterday's work but they're serviceable :slol: Working on a recreation of Earthbound, with the first pic being what the scene looked like in the original game.

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:50 pm

LightWanderer wrote:Feeling good. Finally got a new laptop. Started my various games design projects again from scratch...


Sounds neat - you should post about them here!

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by Tsunade » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:52 pm

Ness looks like he's made of clay there

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by LightWanderer » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:42 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Sounds neat - you should post about them here!


Thanks for telling me about that thread OR. I'll use it from now on when I have something more substantial to show. So far it's only one day's work so not exactly substantial enough to put on that thread yet :lol:

Tsunade wrote:Ness looks like he's made of clay there


Intentionally so. To keep the sprite-based artstyle coherent in a 3D world, I've made everything look like they're toys, made out of clay (Ness, the flowers, the rocks, the trees), wood (the house, fencing and mailbox) and a fabricy material (the grass). Also the characters take certain cues from the Funko Pop toys (I'll have a base model which will be akin to a Funko but oval shaped eyes instead of circles) and model around it accordingly, like so:

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Cranky Kong, both his younger appearance (he was the DK in the arcade games) and his older appearance from DKC. I've tweaked his older appearance a little bit to make it more consistent with his younger appearance.

Do you think it works or is being made out of clay a bad thing?

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:45 pm

What software are you using?

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by Tsunade » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:46 pm

I want to make em. I'll have to have a go later when I get chance.

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by LightWanderer » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:20 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:What software are you using?


TL;DR a mixture of Sculptris, Blender and Roblox Studio
I start with Sculptris for most stuff. It's a free modelling program and it's actually designed around the idea of modelling the stuff like if you were modelling something out of clay so it's really effective for the artstyle I want - a key to game design is use our limits to our advantage. I've chosen an artstyle that doesn't require much knowledge (if you can sculpt something out of clay you can do it), that keeps to the relatively limited look of old SNES games and that I can do when being one person (if I had a team, I'd probably have chosen a more complicated artstyle but the man hours required for triple A games is impossible for one person).

Basically in Sculptris we start with either a flat plane which we can "draw" on top of using the mouse, or we start with a sphere which we can mould into the desired shape using the mouse.

I export the model into Blender, exporting each moveable part separately (eg the head, torso, arms, hands, legs, feet) just so it's easier to edit separately.

Then I use Blender to "dissect" it (ie the parts that were built on the same sphere, like how the hair and nose are both just drawn into Ness' face sphere). Then I export each part as a mesh, into Roblox Studio, where I add colour, lighting etc. The biggest problem with Studio is that we can only import a mesh that's less than 10,000 triangles. Sculptris moulds everything using a lot of triangles. I can reduce the number of triangles in Blender but if I reduce it by too much it can't be read in Studio. Ness himself is at least 200,000 triangles, meaning I had to break him up into the smallest chunks and piece him back together in Studio. Likewise Studio can only assign one colour to a mesh, so each different colour you see in a model (eg the stripes on his t-shirt) are their own mesh - I haven't used textures, except for the grass/wood textures that are built into Studio, so every colour, design etc is a mesh instead of a flat image.

It's an easy modelling process but it's time consuming!

That said, stuff that can be made easily in Studio I made them in that (the house, fencing and mailbox are all made in Studio, everything else is done the Sculptris way)

Sculptris, Blender and Studio are all free to use and require little hardware specs so I'd recommend any/all of them. That said Roblox has a cringeworthy online community of mainly kids so I'd advise not to use the online features, just Studio itself. You can always export it to another game engine afterwards if you desire but Roblox is good if you want to have a quickly viewable level that you don't need to program for (eg when making fan recreations of videogame maps)

Also, check out The Models Resource. If there's a 3D model in a videogame, chances are it's been uploaded to that. For characters, I download the model and view it in Blender while modelling my version in Sculptris, so I can keep it as accurate as possible. That's only if you want to make fan projects though, and if you wanted to be really lazy you could just use those models themselves!

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by OrangeRKN » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:47 am

Here seems an appropriate place to share my latest foray into the world of web development: hardyik.es

Worth every penny

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by Jezo » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:25 pm

Fade wrote:And my flat mate is away for the week so I'm just sat here mulling it all over in my head and it's not great.

Well you've come to the right place


LightWanderer wrote:Cute things

Also these designs are adorable. Sort of getting Link's Awakening remake vibes off them. I'm no art critic, but I do feel like the DK ones look a bit generalised (as you say, Funko-esque). The base design looks great, but maybe try stylise it in some way? Get more personal with it~ I'd love to see more of what you come up with.

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by LightWanderer » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:57 am

Jezo wrote:
LightWanderer wrote:Cute things

Also these designs are adorable. Sort of getting Link's Awakening remake vibes off them. I'm no art critic, but I do feel like the DK ones look a bit generalised (as you say, Funko-esque). The base design looks great, but maybe try stylise it in some way? Get more personal with it~ I'd love to see more of what you come up with.


Thanks Jezo! I'm posting updates in the thread OR linked. Will definitely take your advice about making things more personal on board!

In other news, yesterday I finally moved to the Wwoof goat farm. Day off today to get some stuff sorted. Everyone here is very friendly.
Also, was talking to a local guy (in a town nine minutes drive away) online last night. Talked for around six hours. Date set up for Tuesday (this day next week) :wub:

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by DarkRula » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:53 am

Oh, nice one. Hope it all goes well.

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PostRe: HDYFRN How Do You Feel Right Now?
by Jezo » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:43 am

I feel itchy. First thing that happened at work this morning was seeing a spider crawl into my jeans before I had a chance to get it. I went to the toilet and took my jeans off, shaking them for like a good 5 minutes, putting my arms through the legs to shake them out thoroughly. See no spider. Go back to my desk. 10 minutes later I feel it crawling out of the leg of my jeans and flick it away before it can get into my shoe. I feel violated. He had a full tour of my nether regions and I didn't even realise.

Please, so this sort of thing doesn't happen to anyone else, if anyone is forcing themselves upon you, don't let them into your jeans.

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by Vermilion » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:38 pm

Jezo wrote:I feel itchy. First thing that happened at work this morning was seeing a spider crawl into my jeans before I had a chance to get it. I went to the toilet and took my jeans off, shaking them for like a good 5 minutes, putting my arms through the legs to shake them out thoroughly. See no spider. Go back to my desk. 10 minutes later I feel it crawling out of the leg of my jeans and flick it away before it can get into my shoe. I feel violated. He had a full tour of my nether regions and I didn't even realise.




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